Samsung stops security updates for Galaxy J1, Galaxy J3 and Galaxy A3 (2016)

Samsung prides itself for taking security and privacy issues very seriously, which is why it releases monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Android devices. These updates include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, along with patches for Samsung-specific security issues.

However, these updates won’t be coming on a phone for more than a few years after it’s been released on the market. Also, Samsung releases security updates for selected devices on a monthly basis, while the rest receive these updates quarterly.

Well, it looks like at least …

Samsung's global market share estimated to fall in 2018 for the first time ever (not including 2016)

Despite having strong momentum thanks to some big winners this year, Samsung is expected to lose some market share in 2018 according to Strategy Analytics. Thanks to 2017 models like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the manufacturer will have an estimated 20.5% share of the smartphone market this year. But with Chinese manufacturers on the rise, Samsung’s global market share is forecast to drop to 19.2% next year. 

Samsung is being challenged on the high end by Apple, whose popular iPhone X costs $999 to $1,149. On the low-end, a large contingent …

Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Samsung had been spreading Nougat love for quite some time now, as many Galaxy smartphones and tablets have already received software updates this year. The next on the list seems to be the Galaxy J5 (2016), an entry-level smartphone that made its debut on the market last year in April.

Although theoretically, the Galaxy J5 (2016) qualifies for another major Android update like Oreo, it’s unlikely the smartphone will get it anytime soon (or at all).

In any case, for the time being, the update is available in select European markets, but it will slowly make …

Kit Harington clarifies his 2016 comments about sexism 'towards men': 'I was wrong'


Kit Harington has clarified comments he made in 2016 about his experience with “sexism” as a male actor, in a new interview with The Guardian 

The Game of Thrones star said he “was wrong” to conflate his experiences as a man with that of the very real sexism women face in the film industry. 

As Harington told The Sunday Times in May of last year:

Harington’s comments drew criticism for framing his experience and the experiences of women working in show business today as equal. It’s a deeply unfair comparison, considering women in the industry, in addition to being under hired and underpaid, are routinely subjected to horrific sexual harassment and assault by powerful industry men.  Read more…

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AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

Surprisingly, AT&T and Samsung have decided that the Galaxy J3 (2016) should be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Why is that surprising? Well, Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone back in January 2016, so in just a few months the device will celebrate two years since market release.

Well, starting this week, AT&T customers who own the Galaxy J3 (2016) can update their smartphones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The carrier confirmed that it has started the roll-out on October 11, so give it a few days to show up on your smartphone.

Aside from the new …

Deal: For $200 you can now buy a 2016 flagship smartphone on Amazon, the LeEco Le Pro3

Despite the fact that LeEco is almost out from the United States, its products are still selling and for much less than one would expect. The LeEco Le Pro3 was the Chinese company’s flagship killer for 2016.

It was released on the market at a reasonable price and offered solid specs for that time. Now it’s on sale at Amazon for less than $200. Although the smartphone is listed with a price of $349.99, Amazon is actually selling the LeEco Le Pro3 for just $199, so you’ll be saving around $150 when you buy it.

Although the smartphone comes unlocked, it will …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) on track to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Galaxy J5 (2016) could be among the next Samsung smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The South Korean company is trying to update as many of its mid-range handsets as possible, but it might not keep up once it starts working on bringing Android Oreo to its flagships.

In any case, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has been recently listed at Wi-Fi Alliance, but this time with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. Featuring model number SM-J510N, the Galaxy J5 (2016) could get the new update by the end of the year.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) was launched last …

Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) coming soon

Samsung is never clear about Android OS updates unless it involves high-end smartphones and tablets, which are almost always getting major software upgrades for about two years.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) is one of Samsung’s mid-rangers that made its debut on the market more than a year ago. The smartphone is still running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as Samsung hasn’t said anything about a possible Nougat update.

The good news is Samsung doesn’t have to say anything as long as we can crawl the internet for info. The Galaxy J7 (2017) has been recently listed at Wi-Fi …

Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, J7: 2017 vs 2016 versions

The Samsung Galaxy J series is a relative newcomer to the Samsung smartphone family. That being said, it does cater to users that don’t require the best of the best from their handsets, and would rather save a few hundred bucks.

That’s why the series enjoys a moderate success globally, and it’s being upgraded for another year. But what exactly are the differences between last year’s Galaxy J smartphones and the current generation?

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

SpecsSamsung Galaxy J7 (2017)Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)Display5.5 …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

Samsung had been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy A5 (2016) since the beginning of the year. Although the new Galaxy A series came ahead and received Nougat updates slightly earlier, the last year Galaxy A phones are slowly started to get the update as well.

A new report mentions Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as the next smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Firmware version A510FXXU4CQE9 is now being deployed to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in the Netherlands.

The update includes the May security patch along with all the new features and improvements that …